Country Bilateral Agreement


This is a diplomatic agreement for economic and technical cooperation between the Government of the United States and host government to include the rights and responsibilities of each party to include implementing organizations.  It is signed by the US ambassador and the minister of foreign affairs.  It covers economic, technical, humanitarian and related assistance that may be furnished by US government and responsibilities of the host government, US government, non-governmental organizations, individuals, private firms, public international organizations or other entities.


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Price: $149.00


The product is jammed packed with critical information on immunities, privileges and responsibilities of the host government to support implementation of US foreign assistance:  economic, technical and humanitarian.  It addresses tax exemptions and assistance with port movement of goods, supplies and equipment for the project. For banking requirements, it addresses currency conversion, fees and local currency.  For employees and families, it covers all the tax exemptions, visas, work permits, and registration.  It covers every financial and commodity transaction an organization is faced with implementing US foreign assistance.  How many times have you experience delays and more unwritten US government and host government procedures to implement a project? This product has all the answers.

Content and Objective

  1. Conditions and requirements of local currency provided to the host government
  2. Privileges and immunities of implementing organizations and staff
  3. Exemption of goods, supplies, equipment, property, services and funds from taxes, duty fee, etc.
  4. Exemption from customs, import and export duties on personal effects or funds imported
  5. Assistance with movement through ports and their clearance through customs
  6. Requirements for visas, work permits and registration to employees and their families
  7. Local currency conversion procedures and banking requirements


This product is a program implementation tool and potential buyers are those organization who have won or anticipate winning a US government grant or contract to provide US economic, technical or humanitarian assistance.  This product makes it easier for new, emerging and growing organizations to cut through the red tape and implement a foreign assistance program.


Under “Proposal Tools” at the top of the home page, select the product “Bilateral Agreement.” The buyer may select one or more countries before making a payment.  If the country is not listed, email Documents are in PDF format and download is limited to one time only.  If you have technical problems during download email Organizations may distribute the document within the buyer’s organization.

Who Should Purchase the Product

With delivery of foreign assistance no longer limited to USAID, other organizations (and their implementers) e.g. US Department of  State, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense and Millennium Challenge Corporation are covered under the agreement. The agreements are signed by the US ambassador and the Minister of Foreign Affairs for economic, technical and humanitarian assistance and specify diplomatic status and privileges of organizations and their staff providing US foreign assistance.

After the Purchase

Organizations will stay out of trouble with the host government.  The product will reduce confusion of working in the project country, while organizations will fully understand critical host government support, procedures and exemptions.  Program employees and their families will gain an understanding of their diplomatic privileges, immunities, privilege and tax exemptions while working and living in a foreign country.

Terms and Conditions

The Development Essentials’ on-line store offers products for sale to non-government organizations engaged in U.S. foreign assistance implementation with the goal to streamline the proposal and application submission process. When appropriately applied the products can enhance all phases of the bidding process: research, planning, drafting and submission. Products offered may take the form of downloadable documents or mailed software and manuals and are distributed solely by Development Essentials to the buyer and its organization. Some products copy right may apply and are marked accordingly. By purchasing the product, the organization agrees not to copy, print, e-mail or fax the product with the intention to redistribute or resell the product to another organization or individuals not the buyer under penalty of law. Electronic download is limited to one time only. For any questions regarding the products or terms and conditions contact

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